How Music Works by David Byrne – Paperback Edition
David Byrne is a cognoscenti of the arts, specifically music and technology, but other arts and sciences as well.
His brilliantly articulate book about music has been updated with 30 new pages and many new photos.
You can win a free copy by entering McSweeney’s Fall How Music Works Contest
According to the author David Byrne, “It’s been updated and amended considerably, as times change and so do we all.
it’s essentially a book with one idea: that context shapes music. Music isn’t an autonomous thing; what we hear is shaped by many extra-musical factors. Some chapters are autobiographical and anecdotal—as I can use my recording and performing experience to talk about how those mediums have affected my own musical output. Other chapters delve into (amongst other things) the economics of the music business, the acoustics of venues, music education and the idea of support for the arts… and whether or not musical structures are hard-wired in us.”
- David Byrne’s “How Music Works” updated and in paperback (boingboing.net)
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